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of the attention is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chinese government to issue a formal comment. it was made during the regular press conference of the foreign ministry. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch, despite the international's community close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: china is north korea's neighbor and the most important of its fuel lines, also an economic superpower, since fighting the korean war together, the two countries have maintained close relations. in september, north korea held a briefing in beijing, calling for massive investment in a special economic zone. shape, and the only way it will improve is thro
is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chinese government to issue a formal comment.ititititititit press conference of the foreign ministry. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch, despite the international's community close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: china is north korea's neighbor and the most important of its fuel lines, also an economic superpower, since fighting the korean war together, the two countries have maintained close relations. in september, north korea held a briefing in beijing, calling for massive investment in a special economic zone. the north's economy is in dire shape, and the only way it will improve is thr
we're really engaging diplomatically with china and other members of united nations security council on tougher resolutions and possibly sanctions. >> making any progress? >> you have to talk to the ambassadors in new york and the sea to figure out what is going on. -- d.c. to figure out what is going on. >> in beijing, what is the view among the leaders you can tell of kim jong-u7n? -- kim jong-un? >> china would like all the parties that are part of this sixth party talks her to get back to the table, to see if we can encourage better behavior from north korea as opposed to imposing sanctions now and trying to coerce north korea into the fold. that is a difference of opinion of strategy. china really believes we ought to be engaged with north korea. united states feels every time we've tried to engage with north korea, they basically turnaround and failed to respond. >> what is the most important thing the chinese leaders want from you every day? >> the want greater cooperation with united states, because the understand how important united states is for their own economy.
and this brings back sweet memories of when china was very isolated during the cold war. in the end, there's a whole new generation of people who have been much more sophisticated understanding, but that i would say it's a very strong autonomic response to the united states beefing up its forces in australia and then they wake up one morning and burma has flipped on them. it was eternal in terms of their faithful allies. these things caused a lot of consternation. so the old fear of diagnostically speaking in china is to fear with sand and travel without. these things happening around them excite them. >> how much does it add to that anxiety is that all? >> is the most problematic relationship now in japan and this is not good. i have to say i think japan probably hasn't played this as well as it might have, but i think on the other hand it would be fair to say also that it serves china's purposes to have something happening outside his orders which can rally people at home. there's a lot of complex things going on in each of these reactions to foreign movements outside. >> which ma
. how we really globalize. globalization is a big company game. i can go to china and not be afraid. going to africa and compete with the chinese. i can go to russia and say i can manage the risk-reward equation. so that's where a lot of new consumers are and i would say that is a core competency of a multibusiness big company like g.e. so i'd say it's more than those two but those two are important. >> rose: you once said to me tell me what the global economy will look like and the domestic economy will look like and i can can tell you what g.e. will do. >> uh-huh. >> rose: look ahead to the global economy today and tell me how you see it, where it's going and pra what are the prospects for growth? >> i think the world always revolves around a couple fundamentals. one is where are the people? demographics rule. at times when the u.s. grew the fastest was times when the population was also growing the fastest. so the fact there that there's a billion new consumers joining the middle-class in the next five or ten years, you bet be with them. the second is the cost of materials so bas
about manufacturing matt? the numbers came in solid for china, not so good for the u.s. there was a bit of a slip. > > i think some of that is the concern. but at least the silver lining is positive for china. but realize, china is $8 trillion. our market is about twice the size. so we really need those manufacturing numbers to kick in next year. but of course there have been so many good confidence and housing numbers to sort of buttress that weaker number yesterday. > what is your stock strategy in the current market? > > i think the big question everyone has to ask themselves is, do i need microsoft, cisco, and intel in my portfolio? they have been laggards for years. microsoft at least has been paying some good dividends. it's kind of appreciated somewhat over the past couple of years. but you know, that pc market is not really happening; it's all the tablets and the smartphones. so, you have to ask yourself, next year, do i keep these stocks in my portfolio? so many people own them. > yes or no? what is the answer? > > i am going to give them another year, but intel is really on th
. >> very nice. >> all right. aside from that, we'll take a look at upbeat economic news out of china. the purchasing managers index rising to 50.9 in december. highest level since august. the surge also helped speculation the chinese government will take additional steps to support its economy. of the 15 times china's up 3%, since '09, s&p that day is up 13 times. almost every time. despite the futures today, is it a good omen for the markets here? >> look, there was a dichotomy in that government. there were people who were concerned about inflation. and there were people who said, listen, we're not growing fast enough. they do have a lot of levers. if they want to grow, i still -- i've been a bull on china. if they want to do 9%, 10%, they have the ability to do it. all they have to do is have a gigantic sewer infrastructure program. >> that's true. there's going to be an economic war conference held soon. it's believed the government will start to release growth forecast at that conference and perhaps unveil some further stimulus measures or tip their hat in terms of whether they
economies due to the european downturn and cooling ties with china. another negative factor is the drop in domestic car sales because state subsidies for buyers of fuel efficient cars expired in september. for the nonmanufacturing sector the sentiment index was down by four points from the previous surv survey. looking aahead the to the next three months, major manufacturers expect a slight improvement as they hope the u.s. and chinese economies recovery. they're concerned that cooling consumer sentiment will persist. japanese shoppers are spends less, and that's got retailers depress depressed. as tremendous to try get people to spend more some may fuel a price war. >> reporter: major supermarket chains have slashed t prices over the past three months on more than 350,000 products. >> translator: customers are become increasingly price conscious. we hope discounts on daily necessities will encourage them to visit more often and boost our sales. >> reporter: furniture manufacturers are opening a 10% to 40% discount on nearly 900 items. >> translator: consumer spending in the overall eco
counterterrorism, and then the u.s. ambassador to china, gary locke, on the relationship between the two countries. >> our first experience was to come in a different way than every other family up here. probably never happen again in history. and it's interesting because after dad was sworn in, we went and took a picture, photo of the family, behind the oval office desk, and that night we didn't get to move into the white house because nixon had left so quickly, so unexpectedly, they left their daughter and son-in-law, david eisenhower, to pack all their clothes and belongings. it literally took seven or eight days. we had to go back to our little house in alexandria, virginia, suburbia, the neighborhood was surrounded by secret service. we had been living there dad was vice president. and i'll never forget. that night mom is cooking dinner. literally, we're sitting around the dinner table, and mom is cooking dinner, and she looked over at my dad and goes, gerry, something is wrong here. you just became president of the united states and i'm still cooking. >> steve ford, linda johnson robb, and j
a very tiny amount and of course, what you really have to remember, you're never going to get china or india on board. so essentially, it's going to have a very, very small effect. it's not the solution to climate change. >> would you say that the co 2 emissions are causing temperatures globally to rise. >> yes. >> and that's accurate? >> and in the long run, we do need to cut back on carbon emissions, but the way that we're trying right now, the way that we're trying in doha and many international areas is not working and we're essentially making up these promises, but what are we doing? we're sending productions to china and india, so essentially we're putting out more co 2, but not in our home countries. stuart: will you hold on a second, i've got breaking news, we'll come back to you. and ford sales up 6%, the stock is up about 2% now, 11.69. earlier chrysler reported a 14% sales increase. back to bjorn lundberg, the doha climate change conference from the united nations still going on. what do you expect to come out of it. >> unfortunately, virtually nothing. look, we've been h
. >> turmoil in italy. berlusconi throws his hat in the ring. retail sales numbers out of china, hoping the economy is in fact on an upswing. >> apple, enthusiasm. jeffreys trimming its price target to 800 from 900, as apple shares do trade lower in the pre-market. we'll start with mcdonald's, posting better than expected november same-store sales, global comps up 2.4. u.s. same-store sales up 2.5, offered by breakfast offerings, including that cheddar/bacon/onion sandwich, as melissa mentioned. jim? people are saying the u.s. maybe is making a turn here. >> i find mcdonald's is levered to new products, levered to menu technology. they do invent things. my hat's off to janet. they had this number last week. reminds people, again, they've been right down, and up. mcdonald's is one of those things where joe asked me from squawk when we were talking, i said, i think this is a for real term. if they continue to innovate. i may this may not be your cup of tea, burger, but innovation s higher. >> they tried to sell it to consumers as opposed to their extra value menu, which is a little bit hi
it will be a buying opportunity, we like companies that have good market share globally especially if china starts to grow a little bit and we like the european companies that were beaten down particularly the large caps, that we will take advantage of the emerging market, china moving up. we like anything associated with housing and they have been performing very well even on days when the market has been selling off and you can see the strength of their but the warning is if we go off of this, everything is subject to more sell-offs. perhaps more bargain hunting. adam: fiscal cliff negotiations are moving as deadly as rush-hourrtraffic in boston which can be a nightmare. you have a good new year. let's hope they get a deal done. all the best to you. >> thank you. adam: it is a quarter till time to check stocks again. every 15 minutes we doing here. lauren simonetti will do that at the stock exchange. >> volume is light but traders -- we saw a triple digit loss for the blue chip average down 89 points, declined across the board, volume decisively lower, the margin between gaining and losing stock
is the october trade balance, with american importing a record amount of stuff from china. that increased our trade deficit to $42.2 billion. u.s. exports fell 3.6%, the biggest drop in almost four years. imports also fell, down 2.1% to the lowe in month n ll street,he dow gained 78, the nasdaq rose 44, the s& up nine. >> susie: our next guest says the fed's stimulus policies have been good for the u.s. economy and the markets. he's mike holland, chairman of his money management firm, holland and company. >> susie: mike, you heard erica's report. which do you think is more important for investors, fed policy action tor the fiscal cliff talks? >> right now, susie, the fiscal cliff talks are clearly the item dejure for the stock market. i think most people expect exactly what eric miller was talking about from the fed. and bern bueno ben bernanke hasn transparent and telling people well in advance what he is going to do. the $85 billion should continue building up for our taxpayers balance sheet. >> susie: how does all of this play out in the markets. all of the bond buying, companies are stil
in the east china sea. they'll carefully monitor how the new administration deals with the issue. japan controls the islands but china and taiwan say they belong to them. >> translator: we hope that china realizes the problems we share and deal with them properly. >> they claim that the islands are part of their test. and developing a healthy, stable and long term relationship will serve the interest of both countries. >>> more than 100 million people in japan were eligible to cast ballots in this election, but a sizable number gave the polling stations a pass. the voter turnout sank to its lowest since world war ii. officials with the internal affairs ministry say nearly 62 million people cast ballots. that's about 59% of eligible voters. it's nearly ten points lower than the level set in the 2009 lower house elections. the democrats came racing to power last time around, but they limped to the finish line in this election. we went to find out why people didn't vote for the party or didn't vote at all. >> reporter: these angels come out every hour. prime ministers in japan seem to come
the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan cla them. >> translator: we haven't requested additional patrol vessels for our fleet but it's becoming necessary to add more ships and we'll need more personnel to staff them. >> disputes and missile testing in north korea make more patrols a necessity. >>> the defense ministr had to rewrite its original report after hundreds of problem were found. it's the impact of moving the station in the north part of the prefecture. japan and the united states agreed on the relocation in 2006. okinawa found more than 500 problems in the first report. the new report assesses noise disturbances over a wider area and takes into account the possibility that u.s. military aircraft could fly off course. the offials say ty will also address the problem of low frequency noise. experts say the defense ministry is expected to apply to the okinawa government to start reclaiming land for the relocation under the new cabinet. >>> times have changed for japanese electronic firms and many have lost the innation that made them successful. one
think the world will look like. it's fascinating. it shows china on the rise, the west in decline and china overtaking the united states in size of economy by the year 2030. here are the key findings of the new intel report. it's interesting reading. a majority of the world's population by 2030 will be out of poverty for the first time in world history. there will be wars over food and water and natural resores. populations will continue to rise and there will be recurring global economic crises but when you think about this, you think about how far we're going here. you've got asia, china in particular will be dominant. it will be stronger than its been anytime since middleages. there will be no more pax americana as its known. china will be a big driver and india will be growing like china is today. they talk about how the world is changing. it's like no other time since the french revolution. remember in the late 18th century, the industrial revolution, except it's happening more quickly. it's taking a tenth of the time for china and asia to rise quickly. let me read to you som
's why rates are low. the dow is 13,000, it's really only a 14pe. it's not that optimistic. >> china, europe falling apart helping the u.s. markets. >> ed, great to have you on. thanks a lot. >> thank you for having me. >> the duke and dutch chess of cambridge are expecting a baby. wonderful news. a spokesman says both families are delighted with the news. a lot of speculation saying she had a suspicious there would be an announcement. there you go. a royal baby on the way. >> martha knows more than anyone should. sales check coming up, how many are willing to get up for a new car. >> fill job openings for the holiday, you can't find anyone willing to work the lines. how about the donald as moderator? we talk with neil cavuto about the idea of putting debt negotiations on tv. check the markets, the oil market in particular, as we head off to break. ♪ there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and theris one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusiv
concerns that china, russia, and others will seek new limits on internet access. the head of the u.n. regulatory agency insisted such claims are "completely untrue." concerns about flooding eased in northern california today, despite heavy downpours over the weekend. the region has had three powerful storms in the last week. as much aan inch of rain an hour fell in some communities yesterday. rivers swelled, but the storm moved faster than expected so flooding wasn't as bad as it could have been. still, strong winds downed trees, leaving some 57,000 people without power. some 20,000 public school students in five states will spend more time in the classroom next year. they're part of a pilot program announced today in colorado, new york, massachusetts, connecticut, and tennessee. a total of 40 schools will add at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar. the goal is to see whether more time will make american students more competitive on a global level. britain welcomed news today that prince william and his wife catherine are expecting their first child. the announcement sa
stronger engines for growth. china slowing, europe is in recession. the main concern -- and this is a risk scenario. what they call a left tale, it's not the baseline, is we get a tipping process. that one bad thing here leads to another bad thing elsewhere which comes back here. and that's why the hope is somehow, somehow, i don't know how, but somehow in the next week, washington will find a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> from your lips to god's ears, thanks very much. mohammed al arian. mark zandy and christine romans. as long as congress does not trip us up, we're on the way to an economic renaissance in our country. >>> we are on the road to an economic renaissance. i want to you think about the united states economy like a runner along this road. full economic recovery and prosperity is the destination, the economy right now, that's warming up with a nice jog, getting ready to break into a full sprint. gross domestic product, the broadest measure for the economy grew by an annual rate of 3.1 over the summer, more than double the rate of the previous quarter. spending by americans
growth in the u.s. and that can become even stronger engines for both. china is slowing, europe is in recession. so the main concern -- and this is a risk scenario, what they call a left tail. it's not the baseline, is that we get a tipping process that one bad thing here leads to another bad thing elsewhere, which comes back here. and that's why the hope is somehow, somehow, i don't know how, but somehow in the next week washington will find a way to avoid this fiscal cliff. >> from your lips to god's ears, mohamed, thanks very much. coming up, as long as congress doesn't trip us up, we are on the way to an economic renaissance in this country. i'll explain. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> we are on the road to an economic renaissance. think about the united states econom
up personal computer sector? >> manufacturing data out of china. not bad. 50.6. that's the highest in seven months. although shanghai again trades lower even europe's pmi improves a touch in november. first up, we're one month away from the fiscal cliff and so far the white house and congressional republicans are still in disagreement over how to reduce the deficit and avoid a raft of tax hikes and spending cuts. yesterday our own jim cramer and maria bartiromo were on "meet the press" and cramer had a message for fellow panelists and father of the anti-tax pledge, grover norquist. >> most ceos are republican. they're on board. they're not on board with you. they're not on board with you because they fear your view. they think you do not favor going -- you favor going over the cliff. that's what they think. they think that you favor -- >> just for the record since we're on tv. that's silly if they think that they shouldn't be ceos. >> it doesn't really matter. that's what they think. >> i want you to walk me up to that moment. >> behind the record. i like that too. >> i'm stuck. li
't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if this thing suddenly got off the rails. take a listen to mitch mcconnell last night talking about the pace of the negotiations here and the frustration that he's experienced going through all of this over the weekend. take a listen. >> now, i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. like we all know we're running out of time. this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. we need to protect the american
other. they discovered they were twin sisters separated from birth in china it is against the one of the girls was given up for adoption. they share mannerisms and they were married in the same year. the husband has the same first name. >> steve: and they dress alike. >> gretchen: what a fantastic story. the rest of the headlines ttook over 50 years for the murderer of a 7 year old to b brought to justice. jack mccullah will be sentenced for the murder. it is one of the oldest unsolved crimes. he was dismissed as a suspect but arrested last year after the investigation reopened. >> steve: meanwhile a 22 year old woman in oregon jumped in her car and drove off after two kids tried to rob her at gun point. the boys later to be found 7 and 11 years old. demanded money and her phone. >> i was afraid he would shoot my tires or window. i didn't think i was safe. >> brian: the boys were caught and turns out the gun was not loaded it is not known how they got the gun. they were turned over to their familis and the case is expected to go to jv court. >> brian: two students are accused of b
. last, but certainly not least, i think you could see the new leadership team in china come more aggressive reform program than people are expecting. >> all right. michael, good to have you. >> thank you so much. >> michael jones of riverfront. >> financials looking to continue their upward momentum from yesterday when both bank of america and citi hit new 52-week highs. independent research analyst meredith whitney has turned bullish on financials, too. whitney citing several factors including her view that banks are more than adequately capitalized. and guys, the weakest position banks from the crisis are now more than adequately capitalized, thus what they earn going forward, whatever that is, will now be theirs to employ with far greater discretion than has been the case in the past. that's the crux of her note. >> it needs to be listened to. i think we make a little bit much of meredith whitney, to be frank. it's been a controversial call on municipal bonds a couple of years ago that has not been proven correct. she might argue with that, but i think that's in the facts. you
for its missile program in china. we know they buy things for their gas centrifuge program in china. some things are made in germany. probably made in the u.s. china has been a major gap in this whole system. on sanctions and north korea could face tougher action from china might constrict some of its ability to buy things that it absolutely needs for its nuclear programs. jon: you think it is likely american-made technology is helping north korea with its missile program? >> could be. i don't know the missile program nearly as well as the nuclear but what north korea does, it uses china a sense as a transshipment point because many companies, high-tech companies from america, from europe, have subsidiaries in china, selling to chinese industries and trading companies. north korea works that system very well to end up with those kinds of high-tech items from outside china. and so while i can't speak specifically on the missile program i certainly can on the nuclear and yes, indeed, north korea buys european high-tech equipment and likely u.s. equipment. so it's a problem. china has been m
at the council on foreign relations was spend time working on things like china and mexico and traditional foreign- policy issues, we have moved our agenda and are focused on things domestic. we want to do a report on education. we do not want to repeat what everyone else has done. we want to look at education to the filter of national security and ask the question, what is the relationship between the challenges of k-12 education and the national security of the united states? it did not turn out to be a terribly hard selll. first she cursed me because she knew i had at that point. she was there. she and joel co-chaired this task force report, our version of the commission. the idea was to take people with disparate backgrounds, educators, people do not often come together in the same space, and essentially raise the question about what is the relationship between the educational challenges we face in the national security challenges we face? to recsast this issue. the fact that you are here reflects the fact that you are here at the risk of being redundant and redundant. what we wanted t
.s. engineer who went to china and saw them building a dam. and china's o so interested in having jobs and job creation. and the u.s. engineer goes to china, and he sees them building a dam, and they're all using shovels. and the engineer asks the chinese engineer, why are they using shovels? why don't you have them use modern equipment? we're trying to create jobs. and so the british -- engineer says why don't you give them spoons? [laughter] all jobs are not the same. the idea that we somehow reduce spending or even if we reduce the growth of government spending which would be an important first step does not mean we're going to see retardation in growth levels. those people who actually do capital investment. so i've been arguing as kevin said on entitlement reform. the federal government spent $3.5 trillion last year. of that about 1.5 was social security, medicare and medicaid. three big government expenditure programs are about 45% of government expenditures. those are growing. in 2010 medicare and medicaid combined spent more than social security. social security is a $750 billion progr
to end the civil war in syria. now, remember, both russia and china have blocked u.n. attempts to force out the assad regime. now the russians say they are willing to meet with the syrian opposition. it could open the door for real u.n. action on the ground, action that could mean american involvement. we've got more details in a live report in just a minute. >>> but also, russia's president formally saying no to americans who want to adopt russian children. it is a heartbreaking development for hundreds of americans who are trying to adopt children from russian orphana orphanages. that is happening right now. president vladimir putin signed the adoption ban today. sadly, more than 50 americans who were in the final stages of adopting russian children, they are not going to be able to. and while those families certainly hoping that they're going to allow these adoptions to go through, the country's child rights commissioner says that those kids are going to stay in russia. so why are the russians doing this? the ban is considered a payback of sorts for an american law that was passed tw
, but today in china a man with a knife stabbed 22 children and a teacher in an elementary school in china today, so this is -- the gun violence may be unique to america as far as acting out on our schools, but violence against children, against schools, again, 22 children stabbed in china today. in 2010 28 children and two teachers were stabbed in china, so this level of violence, both in china situations were in elementary schools. we have to deal with the overall concept of violence because it can, obviously, be done with handguns, as we saw today with knives as china was today. >> clint making a very important point that this is not simply about guns and gun control, but a cull toor of violence that is, unfortunately, international. we are expecting a news conference from connecticut state police at 1:00 p.m. eastern. we will bring that to you live ahead, but, first, we are going to get a live update from wnbc's jonathan dietz, more breaking news after the break. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't
about china electric demand being strong. remember, they make coal machinery, depending upon how much electric demand there is in china, his orders go up. that's why i think people are surprised the stock eel not down big, given his concerns throughout the near term. >> comments, the buybacks continue. >> now, i begin to say, wait a second. one buyback, maybe -- too much coincidence here. you have the news out of joint global. i think people are starting to say this fourth quarter's an inflection point for china. less worried about inflation, more worried about pro-growth. cummins is a uniquely chinese story. so many truck engines go there. let's keep track of this. >> a lot of people say if you've got gdp growing again and inflation as low as it is, that is the sweet spot, that is where you always want to be. >> india came out with global stuff. coal, i know, we're only used to seeing coal phased out in this country. they love coal in china. i don't want to make a judgment on whether that's -- but they are huge coal plant builders there. huge. >> an important one to watch. we'll talk
chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. strangers and ignoring our friends. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> cenk: politico is a fact-checking organization and they've been doing something over the last couple of years "the lie of year." >> obama: took g.m. and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> cenk: oh, my god, they're moving all the jeep jobs to china. then the ceo put out a statement. i feel obliged to state our position. jeep production will not be used tofrom the united states to children. it is inaccurate to suggest anything different. they knew it wasn't true, and even after this statement mitt romney kept saying over and over again, they're going to move all the jeep jobs to china. can you believe it? so that wound up being lie of the year for political fact. they asked readers to pick out the top lies of the year. the top five. here's the first one. >> what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. obama-care
market, the shanghai composite in china, closed well below the markets opened but here are some names posting solid gains when it comes to the steel world. optimism on china coming back giving the steel sector boost. prices for iron ore hitting a decent high lately, not a bad move, translating to a lot of names in this space for a while it looked like the economy was weakening and now it is coming back. dave: we want to let you know we will throughout this hour ridge you -- give the regular updates on a horrendous shooting in connecticut. that is coming throughout the hour. liz: how about alternative investment? putting money behind a pop culture icon. we are looking at other ways to make money than stocks but what about judy garland? the rights to her tv show are up for auction. did you know the rights and royalties of an investment can return 8% to 11% on average? better than a kick in the head. we have the man who is selling rights that he bought from judy garland's former husband. dave: today is the deadline for states to say if they will set up their own health care exchanges or
. >> could your tax dollars has tax companies expanding. there's one problem. it's in china. >> welcome back. it is 20 minutes after the top of the hour. solar companies are expanding in china. they made 807 million in tax payer dollars. it is supplying two mega cawatt of panels in person china. sun power received nearly $540 million. 15 million in a chinese mproduc. kept a log of your private text messages. it could happen if police want their way. they passed a law requiring all carriers to keep your conversation for at least two years. patti ann? >> heather, a virginia auto zone is under fire after firing an employee who saved the store manager's life. a serial robber held a manager at gun point. he ran to his car and grabbed his legal gun ran back in and confronted the suspect. the would be robber fled. instead of being hailed as a hero he was fired for violating auto zone policy. >> they fired me because i re-entered the store with my personal weapon. they have a zero tolerance policy against employees having weapons in the store. >> so is auto zone's actions legal? we have alex felix.
. >> brian: millions of dollars in a green company only to sell it to china? stewart varney with another waste of your money. he's coming up now. ♪ it's my favorite time of year again and now -- i got a great new way to get deals. it's called bankamerideals, from bank of america. i choose the cash back deals in my mobile or online banking. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay. and i get as much as 15% cash back -- put into my account. this is cash back on top of other rewards i already get. best of all -- it's free. happy holidays. [ male announcer ] introducing bankamerideals, free for online banking customers. sign in to your online banking to choose your deals today. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? ♪ >> gretchen: if you are just waking up it is 17 minutes past the top of the is it like a fire sale on america interest? china buying up u.s. compani
on upbeat economic data out of china. postal workers are bracing for the busiest day of the year today. the post office expects to deliver a record-breaking 365 million packages, cards and letters this holiday season. and gas price plunge: the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline dropped 9 cents from last week to $3.28 cents. that is the sound of a new trading week ringing in. daniel stecich of tjm institional joins us on this monday morning. good morning to you. > > good morning. good to be here. > the stock market is beginning to feel like we are stuck daniel. is that true? > > i don't think we are necessarily stuck. we're just a little bit nervous. two things in play here right now: you have the holiday trades starting to come in, so volume starts taming down a bit, and also we still have fiscal cliff issues to deal with. but if you look at the underlying markets, there is a lot to trade off of. there are a lot of economic figures that we need to look at that, because of the fiscal cliff, we may not have paid too much attention to. > then my next question to you is, is
no doubt heard outsourcing to china blue there is a new phenomena bringing chinese students to college. but it's not clear cut outcome as pass/fail. >> 23-year-old arial jhang the central chinese province has a new normal at the u.s. college and universities. for the third straight year, most foreign students one in four hail from china. 194,000 students, 23% increase in previous year. >> they are paying tens of thousands in tuition. they are very driven. >> aggressive recruiting brings challenges. chief among them is trouble with the language. at some schools they use head set for english to mandarin translation. at the university of san francisco that enrolls hundreds of students from china, an administrator got fed up and quit. dale smith was associate dean at the usf business school. and isn't talking. but according to account in "san francisco chronicle" he feared influx that it might dilute the educational experience for the business students. i'll a valid concern, say experts who suggest the admission board rely as much on rig louse language screening as on test scores. >> it co
game industry. >> and look at this video out of china. what caused a shark aquarium to burst sending shoppers into panic. >> an animal rescue group trying to help an orphanned bob cat with an unusual problem. >> taking a look outside, boy, it looks like holidays are over. look at the commute going into the east bay. this is a mess, a little bit better for the peninsula you know? you've got to be patient out there. ÑsÑs >>> we want to show you incredible video out of china showing a 33 ton shark tank exploding in shanghai. just a huge wave of water just stops on the onlookers. 15 people were injured. none critically. three lemon sharks and dozens of smaller fish died. shanghai officials say cold temperatures and shod yes materials made the glass so brittle. >> trouble here, some scary moments for shoppers in a sacramento mall after reports of gunfire last night. people ran for safety. to started about 5:00 in the afternoon ai. group of 20 teens pushed shoppers and knocked over things creating a lot of noise, sounding like gunfire, sending people scrambling for cover. stores locked d
. mandela was moved to his home in johannesburg where he will continue his recovery. >>> china opened the world's longest high-speed rail line today. the train travels more than 1,400 miles from beijing in the north to the south of china, a trip that until now took 20 hours. the new train traveling at 186 miles per hour cuts the time to just eight hours. hundreds of the new trains will be put into service on this line alone, as china moves toward its goal of building a nationwide high-speed rail network. >>> and back in this country, a lost and found story involving a best friend. it all began christmas eve outside a grocery store here in new york where a security camera shows a man stealing a dog and then walking away. that dog's name is marlee. a woman who saw him trying to sell the dog thought something was up, so she bought marlee herself, took him to a vet and it turns out he had a microchip which was scanned. as a result, the king charles spaniel was reunited with his 7-year-old owner yesterday afternoon. perhaps the best christmas present she could have wished for. a suspect wa
at, given the outlook and not just the u.s. consumer, but now you talk about sales in china just started, there's a lot of catalyst and the stock is cheap. david: despite your pessimism of what might happen in the economy, you're optimistic about what's happening with homebuilders. yowe think this is a real burste are seeing, one that will last? >> i agree, pointed homebuilders enjoying a nice ride and you are seeing that, it was priced into the market probably two quarters ago, but it will continue and i think that part of the economy will help out over the homebuilders themselves but investors in the market. david: continued for how long? >> my sense is throughout 2013. you can really count on this resurgence from the home building sector. lori: gary, remaining time, what is your preferred asset allocation? >> right now we are allocating model the balanced portfolio to be about 43% equities split equally between domestic and foreign. we're about 15% traditional bonds, 30% non-traditional bonds. and we're about 10% of real assets, energy, precious metals. about 2% cash. lori: gr
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